Friday, August 29, 2008

ANOTHER GREAT RENHIGOTRARE MIX

Jordan vs. Kobe isn't even close, but this video is incredible anyway. This is probably his best yet. Check it out.

[H4L] Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan - Moment of Truth
From: renhigotrare




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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

INAUSPISIOUS START TO THE ELLIS ERA

Monta suffers a severe high ankle sprain and is out for at least 3 months! Not only is he going to miss the first month of the season, he loses valuable time in training camp and pre-season to gel with his teammates and improve his PG skills. This is a big blow to the Golden State Warriors in that they lose their biggest scoring threat and most likely fall behind early in the playoff race due to his absence in the first few months of the season. Marcus Williams, C.J. Watson, and Marco Belinelli will get their crack at keeping the Warriors afloat until Ellis is healthy enough to step on the court as the new face of the franchise. If our depth on paper turns out to be just a mirage, this could get pretty ugly fast. Can you say, 'Tank?'

Unfortunately, even if the Warriors ink Shaun Livingston to a deal, he won't be able to fill in right away due to the need to continue rehab until he is completely healed and has regained as much of his lost physical abilities as possible. I say go ahead and sign him anyway. It will be good for the Warriors in the long run because he pairs well with Monta, a small combo guard that could use a complimentary talent like Livingston.

Warriors' Ellis out at least 3 months after ankle surgery
Marc Stein / ESPN.com

Monta Ellis Out 3 Months
Vittorio Tafur / Chronicle Staff Writer


Ellis suffered a Grade 3 high ankle sprain, a torn deltoid ligament and a syndesmosis disruption of the left ankle.

Dr. Angus McBryde of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center in Birmingham, Alabama peformed successful surgery on the ligament today.

Syndesmotic Injuries of the Ankle

Warriors Guard Monta Ellis Undergoes Successful Surgery
Warriors.com

...Ellis, 22, is expected to have the ankle immobilized for approximately six (6) weeks and spend approximately the following six (6) weeks undergoing off-court rehabilitation. Based on his progress, the 6’3” guard will be cleared to begin on-court rehabilitation after the successful conclusion of the first two steps in the process. A potential return date (to play) cannot be estimated until the initial 12-week period is completed.


Ellis Out, Warriors Look at Livingston
Preetom Bhattacharya / Hoopsworld.com

Transcript of Mullin Conference Call
Lowell Cohn / Press Democrat


Chris Mullin Discusses Monta Ellis' Injury
From: GoldenStateWarriors

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

SHAUN LIVINGSTON UPDATE



Sounds like Livingston is starting to look more and more viable as a risky player that could actaully contribute later on in the year as he continues to rehab. Here is the latest on his situation:

From Steve Kyler / Hoopsworld
08.22.08

...Livingston has been playing full contact, full court basketball in Chicago under the guidance of NBA trainer Tim Grover, and is said to be getting his explosiveness and swagger back. Supposedly Shaun is dunking the ball and attacking the basket against NBA guys in Chicago.

...he's not back to a 100%, but is closer to 75% to 80%.

...With NBA training camp set to open in less than 38 days it's not out of the question Shaun gets a deal - the question is will that deal be guaranteed and will Shaun get a chance to play himself back into the NBA elite. Someone could get themselves a very nice player if they take the risk.



From Clipper Steve / Clips Nation
08.21.08

...The other type of team that might be interested in Livingston (and in fact, the one that makes the most sense to my mind) is any team making do with a combo guard at the point. There are more of these than you might think. There is a dearth of true point guards in the NBA. Furthermore, there are a number of sublimely talented basketball players, who just happen to be under 6'3". These guys, sometimes called scoring points, sometimes called tweeners, have great scoring ability, but tend to be too small to defend NBA wings. If they end up playing the point, it's not their natural position on offense, and if they end up playing the wing, they struggle on defense. Ideally, they could play on the wing on offense and the point on defense.

Voila, in Shaun Livingston you have the yin to that yang. He's a true point guard, fully capable of running the offense, but also a big and very effective wing defender.

Monta Ellis. Gilbert Arenas. Allen Iverson. These are all shooting guards, scorers, who have played (or will play) much of their careers essentially out of position at the point. Golden State in particularly should take a long look at Livingston. It's a long shot to be sure, but imagine the backcourt of Ellis and Livingston in a few years if Shaun is able to recover. (Washington makes less sense, and Denver almost none. The Nuggets desperately need a point guard, but by trading Marcus Camby for nothing they seemed to indicate that Iverson will not be back next season. Livingston is too far away from contributing, and Iverson is too close to the door, for this to make much sense for the Nuggets.) Then there's free agent Ben Gordon. Any team interested in taking a chance on Gordon should consider bringing in Livingston and starting them together in the future.